'impossible' white dwarf star hiding where scientists claim it 'shouldn't exist'


An 'impossible' white dwarf star that current theories say is too small to have formed in its apparent circumstances has been found using Kepler space telescope data.

The star — which orbits another Sun-like star in a binary system — is so small that it would have taken longer than the age of the universe to evolve on its own.

At the same time, however, it's not close enough to its companion star to have had its evolution accelerated by being stripped of matter so it ran out of fuel faster. This leaves experts stumped. more